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Did the Tea Party Change Anything?

I know it has to be have been a frustrating election cycle for the Tea Party, and there is a natural human desire to find something good in bad news. But if the Tea Party went away today I’m having … Continue reading

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A Conversation with a Rational Tea Partier

Via email (shortened just a bit) Me: I have to say, very intriguing, lots of well written stuff. But also the paradox that I think is the main challenge to the Tea Party movement. There is this idea that absence … Continue reading

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Kids and Capitalism

It was an eye-opening moment. I asked the students if they knew what “capitalism” was. Not a single student knew the answer. The students were what we gently refer to as “urban youth”, high school students from economically challenged neighborhoods. … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage and Conservatism

A St. Louis Missouri House Member has introduced an amendment to the Missouri Constitution to allow gay marriage. The amendment is unlikely to be voted upon because of opposition from Conservative lawmakers. But at some point Conservatives are going to … Continue reading

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A UN Agency on Democracy

Conservatives have typically been skeptical of the United Nations. But the Russian annexation of Crimea has shown yet again the need for a United Nations Agency on Democracy. Yes, an expansion of the role of the United Nations would be … Continue reading

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Abortion and Conservatism

At some point conservatives are going to have to accept legalized abortion. Moral character is important to the success of our nation, and in some ways the moral character of the United States has declined. But I cannot be convinced … Continue reading

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The AOL Babies and Healthcare Costs

Last week AOL chairman Tim Armstrong caused an uproar by linking a change in the company’s 401K plan to increased healthcare costs due to two premature births. The company has since reversed the 401K change and Armstrong apologized for his … Continue reading

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Income Inequality and the Decline of Nations

The recent waves of articles on our growing income inequality have compared the United States of today to the United States of the 1930s. But the comparison we need to be making, and worrying about, is to Ancient Rome. The … Continue reading

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The Normandy District and Creative Destruction

The fate of the Normandy School District is very much in question. But for all of the uncertainty and upheaval the district is going through, School Choice is working as intended. Proponents of School Choice talk of applying “free market … Continue reading

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The War on Poverty and Out of Wedlock Births

The 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty is generating numerous conversations about poverty and the government’s role in social change. But we are avoiding the one conversation we need to have: the impact of changing social norms around … Continue reading

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